Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BE 3905 - Biomedical Combined Laboratory I

1 lecture hours 2 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
The objective of this laboratory is to present students with real-world biomedical engineering problems that overlap among the fields of physiology, bioinstrumentation, biosignal and systems analysis, and biotransport. Students will look at problems/laboratories from a joint perspective, which will enable students to solve multi-disciplinary problems. This course is intended to advance a student’s understanding of engineering concepts in biotransport and bioinstrumentation, as well as physiological systems, through laboratory exercises that involve design and analysis with heavy emphasis placed on critical evaluation of the engineering approaches. (prereq: BE 2200 , and BI 2315  or BI 2316 ) (coreq: BE 3515 , BE 3705 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Create and implement models of the cardiovascular system and its responses using theoretical approaches, Multisim, and MATLAB based on electric analogs
  • Apply biomedical signals and systems analysis methods to characterize measured physiological signals
  • Design basic electronic circuitry using operational amplifiers to amplify the signals produced by pressure and displacement transducers
  • Use computer models to determine parameters of experimental fluid and mass transfer systems
  • Predict and test the dynamic performance of fluid systems used for blood pressure measurement
  • Evaluate the applicability of analytical, experimental, and numerical methods
  • Execute and document laboratory projects effectively in a team

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Transient circuit analysis, Multisim circuit simulation, Laplace transforms and transfer functions, Fourier analysis
  • Structured computer programming in MATLAB
  • Multivariate calculus

Course Topics
  • Lectures will provide background information for respective laboratories.

Laboratory Topics
  • Windkessel model of the human cardiovascular system
  • Electrical measurement of angles; goniometer simulation
  • Analysis of steady cardiovascular flows
  • Dynamic analysis and testing of a blood pressure transducer and tubing system
  • Physiological multi-compartment modeling

Dr. Jeffrey LaMack

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